The Little Red Jeep - 1951 Willys CJ3A
History and Background
Year and Model: 1951 Willys CJ3A, Four Wheel Drive, Four Cylinder Engine
Purchased: (Used) from G.H. Tidwell of Bluefield, West Virginia
Modifications: The metal top and sides were built and installed by James Beverly, second generation owner of Harrell & Beverly. The Virginias had a great amount of snow and ice so the top and sides (with doors) made it warmer.
History as Written by James Beverly
During the late 1940s and most of the 1950s, I was employed by the Norfolk & Western Railway as tower and telegraph operator, between Bluefield and Welch, and Bluefield and Norton, Virginia. I could not get to these jobs without the Jeep.
Also, a family business was started in Bluefield, VA during these times. The Jeep was a blessing there also.
Upon Mr. Harrell (my father-in-law) retiring, we moved to Sanford, Florida in October 1959, which at that time was referred to as Celery City. What happened to the celery?
The Little Red Jeep has been a great part of Harrell & Beverly Transmissions for well over 50 years (now 60+!) and it seems to all of us it is part of the family.
Thank you very much.